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Top Registered Dental Assistant Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a registered dental assistant. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of registered dental assistant resumes they appeared on. For example, 14.8% of registered dental assistant resumes contained cpr as a skill. Let's find out what skills a registered dental assistant actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

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The six most common skills found on Registered Dental Assistant resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. CPR

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Cardiopulmonary resuscitation or CPR is a medical procedure that involves chest compression to help a patient breathe. This artificial ventilation helps in keeping the brain function in place and regulates blood throughout the body. CPR is a lifesaving procedure that is used in emergencies.

Here's how CPR is used in Registered Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Certified in CPR and Radiography.
  • Educate patient and parents about good oral hygiene.Maintain CPR, BLS certifications to ensure patient safety.
  • Hold current HIV, OSHA, CPR, BLS, Nitrous Oxide monitoring certifications.
  • Maintained CPR, and radiographic certifications.
  • Instructed Dental Students *Chair side and Instruments *CPR Certified *OSHA Standards *Radiology Certified Anatomy and Anesthesiology
  • Certified in CPR and digital dental radiography and safety certification.

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2. Dental Procedures

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Dental procedures is a term used to refer to the medical procedures and processes which occur within or otherwise related to a patient's teeth or other connected and nearby elements. Such procedures are medical in nature and thus must be done, specifically, by medical experts and professionals who also must be in possession of the appropriate medical licenses. These procedures can include but are not limited to: dental fillings, crowns, extraction of teeth, and braces.

Here's how Dental Procedures is used in Registered Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Greeted and prepared patients for dental examinations by obtaining updated medical histories and setting patients up for various dental procedures.
  • Detailed oriented while providing quality dental procedures, ensuring fast and efficient outcomes.
  • Experienced in dental procedures for oral examination, routine restoration and surgical procedures.
  • Assisted dentist with dental procedures and organized patient dismissals and initiated follow ups.
  • Assisted doctor in all dental procedures including preventative, restorative and cosmetic procedures.
  • Maintained a perpetual inventory of all controlled substances dispensed during dental procedures.
  • Performed sterilization, assisted doctor with cosmetic and general dental procedures.
  • Provided chair-side assisting during clinical examinations and dental procedures.
  • Prepared approximately 15 patients daily to undergo dental procedures.
  • Sterilize instruments used during dental procedures using Autoclave M11.
  • Perform four-handed dentistry on patients for specialized dental procedures.
  • Registered Dental Assistant-assisted the dentist with all dental procedures
  • General Dental procedures specializing in placing restorations.
  • Verify insurance benefits for dental procedures.
  • Interpreted dental procedures for Spanish-speaking patients.
  • Provide post-operative instructions after dental procedures.
  • Assist doctor during dental procedures, clean/sterilize rooms and instruments, take impressions, schedule patients, patient education, etc.
  • Make patients as comfortable as possible in the dental chair, prepare them for treatment, and obtain their dental records.
  • Assisted dentist in various dental procedures, implanted procedures, and go to various nursing home to do bedside procedures.
  • Assist with dental procedures such as: composites, crowns, root canals, extractions, implant placement, orthodontics.

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3. RDA

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Here's how RDA is used in Registered Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Worked as temporary RDA in a variety of dental clinics, ranging from private to corporate setting
  • Performed RDA duties such as sealants, coronal polish, and fabrication in temporary crowns.
  • Ordered supplies for orthodontic department, stocked/cleaned rooms, performed all orthodontic RDA functions.
  • Developed a professional relationship with 4 RDA's, including front office staff.
  • Performed RDA functions within the scope of the RDA license duties.
  • Perform RDA duties as per State of California licensing guidelines.
  • Take and pour impressions as well as all RDA duties.
  • Assisted in RDA duties in back office when needed.
  • Trained new staff to take over RDA duties.
  • Performed all duties required by RDA and much more
  • Worked in the orthodontic department as a RDA.
  • Performed General Office requirements of a RDA
  • Perform all RDA expanded functions.
  • Performed all the duties of a DA, RDA and RDAEF.
  • Worked as an RDA a total of 19 years.
  • Worked as an RDA, performed all RDA duties.
  • Lead RDA, chair side assistant.
  • Perform daily duties of a RDA as well as assisting in Generaly Dentistry in office and in a Hospital setting.
  • Worked as a RDA in a modern fast paced dental office which focused on multi-specialty quality dental care.
  • Served as RDA in fast paced high-end two Doctor and three Dental Hygienist practice.

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4. Patient Care

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Patient care entails the diagnosis, recovery, and control of sickness as well as the maintenance of physical and emotional well-being through the use of healthcare providers' services. Patient care is described as services provided to patients by health practitioners or non-professionals under guidance.

Here's how Patient Care is used in Registered Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Front office functions; provided direct patient care and performed other clinical and clerical functions independently of direct supervision.
  • Maintained quality patient care and updated patient records and documentation.
  • Gained knowledge in patient care and comfort as well as the importance of caring for patients with respect and understanding.
  • Assist hygienist, office personnel, and dentist in ensuring optimal patient care and smooth daily functioning of office.
  • Registered Dental Assistant with almost two years of experience assisting with direct patient care and routine laboratory services.
  • Teach patient care, create implant guides, take x-rays, panoramic and cone beam scans.
  • Assisted with the patient care in the field of restorative, surgical, and orthopedic dentistry.
  • Utilized computer skills to document patient care, and to record production and accounts receivables.
  • Managed all back office equipment, sterilization, ordering and maintaining supplies and patient care.
  • Provided chair-side assistance for patient care in accordance with California State Board of Dentistry.
  • Coordinated with different doctors and staff on how to manage cancer patient care.
  • Discussed cases with dentist to prepare comprehensive patient care plan at dental office.
  • Performed a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties.
  • Assisted Doctor with patient care, extractions, fillings and root canals.
  • Treated patients with respect and dignity which improved patient care and satisfaction.
  • Managed front office systems regarding patient care, and accounts receivables.
  • Maintained dental instruments, inventory, and implemented patient care strategies.
  • Worked alongside the dentist and hygienist to provide patient care and documentation
  • Inventory and packing of supplies needed for remote patient care.
  • Provide direct patient care in support of dental Professionals.

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5. Oral Hygiene

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Oral hygiene is the terminology used to describe the state and measurement of cleanliness and health in one's mouth and, sometimes, the surrounding areas. The most basic way of ensuring and improving a good oral hygiene is the regular brushing of one's teeth, but trips to the dentist and other healthcare professionals are a common need, even if it is just for check-ups.

Here's how Oral Hygiene is used in Registered Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Provided patient education concerning oral hygiene care according to ADHA guidelines.
  • Provided all oral Hygiene instructions, preventive dentistry and dietary counseling.
  • Provide appropriate oral hygiene literature; provide appropriate post-operative instructions.
  • Educate patient in oral hygiene instructions and provide post-operative instructions.
  • Instructed patients on oral hygiene and postoperative instructions.
  • Developed Oral Hygiene instruction program.
  • Relayed post-operative care instructions from dentist to patient to include prevention and oral hygiene instructions and use of prescribed medications.
  • Educated patients on oral health and habits and effectively provided patients with appropriate oral hygiene strategies to maintain dental health.
  • Promote Oral Health by providing educational information on all phases of preventive and restorative dentistry and oral hygiene.
  • Called patients prescriptions to pharmacy, and provided staff visits to local childcare locations for oral hygiene instruction.
  • Instructed patients in preventive care of orthodontic appliance, demonstrated brushing technique and provided oral hygiene instructions.
  • Assisted in preventative and restorative procedures, while educating patients about the importance about their oral hygiene.
  • Teach patient education and instruct patients in good oral hygiene, plaque control and post operative care.
  • Performed sealant procedures, coronal polishing and provided OHI (oral hygiene instructions).
  • Conducted coronal polishing of teeth, prophylaxis and giving patients oral hygiene instructions.
  • Educated patients by giving oral hygiene, plaque control, and postoperative instructions.
  • Educated patients on oral hygiene, plaque control, and post-operative care.
  • Assisted hygienist seated patients took x-rays, went over oral hygiene instructions.
  • Provide oral health education and counseling for all patients of the practice.
  • Provide advice on proper oral hygiene and appropriate products to use.

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6. Exam Rooms

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An exam room in a hospital is a place where patients are examined by medical representatives. In several cases, the exam room distinguishes the doctor-patient relationship and is a critical component of the overall care process.

Here's how Exam Rooms is used in Registered Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Follow OSHA safety guidelines including sterilization of equipment and exam rooms.
  • Ensured the cleanliness, sanitation, and sterilization of the facility, exam rooms, and equipment.
  • Ensured the cleanliness, sanitation and maintenance of all exam rooms, instruments and equipment.
  • Sterilized instruments after use cleaned and sterilized the exam rooms after each procedure.
  • Prepared instrumentation for use by dentist and maintained orderly patient exam rooms.
  • Prepare exam rooms, set-up/sterilize equipment, and assist with surgical procedures.
  • Set up and break down exam rooms.
  • Prepared exam rooms, sterilized equipment/instruments, and provided chairside assistance during procedures.
  • Assisted dentist in exam rooms, operatories, and at the out patient facility.
  • Front officeGreet PatientsMake/confirm appointmentspull/file chartscollect paymentsinput doctor's notesset up/clean exam roomsSterilize toolsGo over treatment plans with patients

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7. Front Office

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Here's how Front Office is used in Registered Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Front office/clerical/scheduling Assist in restorative procedures Instrument sterilization Dental radiography Temporary bridges/crowns Coronal polish
  • Front office duties included answering phones, checking patients in and out, collecting payments, creating and presenting treatment plans.
  • Worked only when needed in a new, slow-paced practice fulfilling all Dental Assistant responsibilities along with some front office duties.
  • Front office: answering phones, scheduling patients, running reports, sending out mail, cleaning the office, etc.
  • Front office treatment coordinator, check in/out patients, verified eligibility, answering phone, treatment presentation, and aging reports.
  • Full knowledge of front office duties including verifying patients Insurance, customer service as well as posting payment to patients Account.
  • Front office duties would include scheduling patients for maximum flow, taking payments, electronic data record entry and telephone management.
  • Supported front office staff as needed with scheduling and confirming appointments, verifying insurance coverage and collecting and posting patient co-payments.
  • Help with front office duties, including financial management, scheduling and billing while maintaining a schedule and smooth work flow.
  • Performed all chair side duties of a Registered Dental Assistant and Licensed X-Ray Technician as well as Front Office Manager duties.
  • Front office coverage; billing, insurance eligibility, processed insurance claims, patient communications, compliant with HIPAA regulations.
  • Assist in front office duties such as greeting patients, answering phones, scheduling appointments, and updating insurance information.
  • Performed front office tasks including scheduling patients, verifying insurance, sending claims to insurance carriers, and collection efforts.
  • Front office duties consisted of answering phones, scheduling appointments, sending out recalls, receiving and posting payments.
  • Perform all Front Office Administrative duties including PayrollAssist with Dentist one day a week in Back Office clinical environment
  • Maintained front office operations which included operating high volume phone system, scheduling of current and new patients.
  • Front office experience in managing phones, scheduling, filing charts, verifying insurance, and patient relations.
  • Front office skills: make appointments, check eligibility and benefits, insurance follow up, customer service.
  • Maintain front office skills that include proficiency in Easy Dental computer software program, scheduling patients and filing.
  • Front office duties: Insurance eligibility, follow up on claims, posting payments, running insurance reports.

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8. Customer Service

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Customer service is the process of offering assistance to all the current and potential customers -- answering questions, fixing problems, and providing excellent service. The main goal of customer service is to build a strong relationship with the customers so that they keep coming back for more business.

Here's how Customer Service is used in Registered Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Preformed administrative duties which included phone management, customer service, scheduling appointments and confirming.
  • Provide great customer service and patient/ parent customer service satisfaction.
  • Delivered patient comfort and customer service.
  • Handled routine customer services responsibilities.
  • Provide customer service to patients included explaining treatments procedures, care after treatments, co-payments, and documentation needed.
  • Provided customer service to all patients at all times during office visits & phone calls.
  • Provided excellent customer service by greeting patients and preparing them for treatment.
  • Apply customer service skills to greet and welcome patients to our office.
  • Exhibited customer service with patients, keeping patients informed and happy.
  • Provided excellent customer service over the phone and face-to-face with patients.
  • Provided excellent customer service to put patient at ease for procedures.
  • Provide customer service and cater to individual needs.
  • Managed stock, Handled customer service calls.
  • Cashier, stocking, inventory, customer service
  • Coordinated with Lab Invoices in a timely manner routinely demonstrated superior customer service skills.
  • Delivered outstanding customer service by executing practices in accordance with policies and procedures.
  • Maintained a high level of customer service Attended to the needs of the patient as well as the guardian
  • Provided customer service using multi-line telephone system to schedule, change, and verify patient appointments.
  • practiced principles of patient confidentiality, infection control, and customer service.
  • Assisted the Doctor in treatment Provided customer service to patients Worked as a team to make the operation run smoothly

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9. Endo

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Here's how Endo is used in Registered Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Demonstrated diligent assistance during oral surgery, endo, and, restorative treatment, maintained equipment and sterilized dental instruments.
  • Perform general chair-side duties and assist with all types of procedures including General, Endo, and Oral surgery.
  • Created and maintained patient records using PBS Endo System.
  • Assist with Endo, implants and periodontal surgeries.
  • Assist with endo, crown and bridge, scanning on Cerec, fillings, oral surgery.
  • Chair side assist in general, endo, perio and surgical procedures.
  • Assisted with all procedures: Preps made temp, Endo.
  • Perform general dentistry,cosmetic,endo, and surgery.
  • Lead chairside assistant for general and endo department.
  • Assist in General, Ortho, Endo.
  • Full time dental assist in all aspects of dentistry, including Endo, Ortho, oral surgery.
  • Assisted General Dentist as well as Specialist in Endo, Pedo, Perio, and Oral Surgery.
  • Lead chairside assistant for general, endo, perio and orthodontic dept.
  • Chair side assisting / 4 handed dentistry Laboratory procedure Dental specialties: Endo, Oral Surgery, Pros, and Pero.
  • Assisted with Ortho, Perio, Endo, Peds, OS and General dentistry Worked in front and back office.

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10. Chair Side

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Here's how Chair Side is used in Registered Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Served as an integral member of a health team for dental office.-Assisted dentist with chair side procedures.-Radiology-Certified CPR-Infection control-Charting
  • Assisted dentist in conducting four-handed chair side dentistry procedures including oral evacuation and mouth/tongue retractions.
  • Assist dentists as a chair side assistant including X-ray, teeth cleaning, filling, hygiene, and fluoride treatments.
  • Chair side dental assistant: dental x-rays, coronal polish, dental impressions, patient charting, and dental terminology.
  • Chair side assistant during root canals, tooth extractions, ozone treatments, flap surgery and amalgam filling removals.
  • Observed and assisted chair side procedures; oral surgery, lab procedures, operative, pediatrics and office procedures.
  • Chair side assistant: I assisted with all procedures, made temp crowns, single unit and bridges.
  • Assist the dentist directly with chair side operative, oral surgery and a wide range of other procedures.
  • Chair side duties may include preparing cements and impressions, taking patient histories and preparing dental charts.
  • Chair side assisting, Temporary crowns, Impressions, sealants, Coronal polish, Whitening, x-rays.
  • Perform chair side duties for general dental practice; utilizing my expanded function duties.
  • Assisted in chair side procedures, teaching patients proper oral care, taking x-rays.
  • Chair side: Assisting the doctor in handing instruments and adjustments of patients braces.
  • Guaranteed patient's comfort and trust while assisting chair side for all orthodontic procedures.
  • Assist the dentist in the administration of treatment at the chair side as required.
  • Assisted in the chair side administration of treatment as advised and directed by dentist.
  • Expanded chair side functions Assisted teaching MDA classes fabricating bite splints and temporary crowns
  • Organized back-office staff responsibilities and trained assistant to work chair side with dentist.
  • Chair side Assistant included performing coronal polishes, making impressions for study cast.
  • Chair side assisting, digital x-rays, taking impressions and pouring up/trimming models.

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11. Osha

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Osha stands for Occupational Safety and Health Administration that is a large regulatory agency based in the USA. This agency was created in 1971 and its basic aim is to ensure safe and healthy working conditions for working men and women. Osha had the authority of doing surprise visits to inspect and examine the working conditions in workplaces. They have been successful in reducing injury rates and improving worker conditions.

Here's how Osha is used in Registered Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Maintained sterilization of equipment and ensured infection control according to Cal OSHA standards.
  • Sterilize instruments using autoclaves and chemical disinfectants and maintain accepted OSHA standards.
  • Processed instruments following OSHA regulations and Infection Control Protocol.
  • Schedule appointments for specialists.OSHA compliance manager.*Sterilization.
  • Place orders, maintain equipment, launder lab coats and keep rooms stocked and sterilized according to OSHA standards.
  • Back Office Manager which included maintaining proper infection control, OSHA standards, and ordering of all supplies.
  • Maintained all OSHA and American Dental Association (ADA) guidelines, including sterilization and infection control.
  • Conducted monthly OSHA meetings with staff, and trained employees in the proper standards required by OSHA.
  • Assist dental offices in maintaining OSHA, HIPPA, and Texas State Board of Dental Examiners compliance.
  • Set up and clean up within the treatment room and instrument sterilization in compliance to OSHA regulations.
  • Follow OSHA standards for sterilization to protect patients and staff as well as training new assistants.
  • Assisted the Doctor, took x-rays, inventory and OSHA control and treatment presentation when needed.
  • Make sure that all sterilization of instruments and cleaning of rooms where done by OSHA standards.
  • Sterilized instruments and set up trays; sterilized and prepared surgical rooms according to OSHA standards.
  • Perform x-ray procedures, with knowledge of digital processing, and sterilization procedures by OSHA guidelines.
  • Conduct work in compliance with office policies and procedures, safety, OSHA and MSDS guidelines.
  • Enacted into OSHA coordinator position and ensured office maintained up to date codes and regulations.
  • Stayed within OSHA and MSDS guidelines for all procedures including sterilization and cleaning of instruments.
  • Clean, sterilize dental instruments and examination rooms accordance with OSHA, infection control policies.
  • Ensured compliance with all OSHA, Dental Board, and office policies and procedures.

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12. Medical Records

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Here's how Medical Records is used in Registered Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Managed medical records, patient communications, and developed marketing tactics and progress spreadsheets.
  • Charted medical records into computer system.
  • Assist with preparing correspondence, summaries and copies of medical records.
  • Use multi-line phones, work specific computer programs, copy/fax machines, maintain medical records.
  • Demonstrated organized clerical work, effective maintenance of medical records including patient processing, answering phones, and appointment scheduling.
  • Disinfected and prepared medical rooms, documented medical records/office files, and faxed patient information, referrals and medical consultation forms.

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13. Scheduling Appointments

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Scheduling appointments is the practice of finding a free slot with the person(s) you want to meet. The process of scheduling appointments involves finding mutually free time, negotiating follow-ups, sending reminders, and creating new appointments. Scheduling appointments is important to ensure that the timings of consecutive meetings do not clash with each other.

Here's how Scheduling Appointments is used in Registered Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Answered telephones and assisted patients with scheduling appointments.
  • Limited receptionist and appointment scheduling duties.
  • Preformed receptionist duties such as verifying insurance documents, following up on insurance aging reports, scheduling appointments, and filing.
  • Provided administrative assistance such as appointment scheduling, managing patient records, filing, and patient follow up recall scheduling.
  • Helped front desk with answering phones, verifying insurance, and scheduling appointments.
  • Field phone calls, provide patient education, and appointment scheduling.
  • Help front desk with insurance paperwork, phones & scheduling appointments.
  • Answer and direct calls in a professional manner, Assists patients with the check in process, appointment scheduling etc.
  • Instrument transfer, fillings, crowns, sterilization, perio charting, impressions, scheduling appointments, x rays.
  • Assist Doctors with procedures, sterilization of instruments, scheduling appointments, taking payments and verifying insurance and etc.
  • Answer phone, check patient in/out, verify insurance, file insurance claims,scheduling appointments, etc.
  • assist with administrative work scheduling appointments, answering multi phone line system, and filing records.
  • Assisted front desk with scheduling appointments , answering phones,
  • FRONT DESK DUTIES Billing and collections Answering phones, making and rescheduling appointments Follow-up calls

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14. Treatment Plans

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A treatment plan is a detailed plan created by a physician or a medical expert that contains all the necessary information about a patient. It would contain the entire medical history of the patient, along with information on the patient's disease, its treatment, and how it should be executed. The treatment plan contains information about the treatment and its possible side effects. It may also contain the cost of the treatment and the necessary precautions that should be taken after it.

Here's how Treatment Plans is used in Registered Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Reviewed treatment plans and instructed patients in post-operative procedures.
  • Monitored patient treatment plans and scheduled return appointments.
  • Devised and implemented customized treatment plans.
  • Coordinated patient treatment plans and served as team trainer for other staff members during transition to a computerized charting system.
  • Posted checks for deposit, collected monies and credit card payments, reviewed treatment plans, and scheduled appointments.
  • Assisted with outpatient dental care services such oral care exam, x-rays and treatment plans.
  • Excel in going over treatment plans with patients: cost, and order of procedures.
  • Answer phones, schedule and confirm appointments, verify insurance, present treatment plans.
  • Paper work such as consents, insurances, medical releases, and treatment plans.
  • Assist dentist in charting, findings and documenting treatment plans in patient records.3.
  • Presented treatment plans to patients for approval, answered any questions regarding treatment.
  • Assisted in developing treatment plans, discussed options and treatment with patient.
  • Prepare and present patient treatment plans to provide choices for dental services.
  • Develop, present, and coordinate treatment plans and scheduling with patients.
  • Created and explained Treatment Plans to patients and family members as needed.
  • Scheduled appointments, handled payments, filed claims, generated treatment plans.
  • Created treatment plans and coordinated billing with insurance companies and/or Patients.
  • Verify insurance and prepare treatment plans to be presented to patients.
  • Educated and consulted patients discussing treatment needs and presenting treatment plans.
  • Explain the benefits.treatment plans and scope of service to the patient.

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15. Temporary Restorations

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Here's how Temporary Restorations is used in Registered Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Maintained patient appearance and ability to masticate by fabricating temporary restorations; cleaning and polishing removable appliances.
  • Perform coronal polishing, remove sutures, and apply temporary restorations and topical anesthetic.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in taking patient vitals, impressions, fabricating temporary crowns.
  • Specialize in fabricating anterior temporary crowns, temporary bridge and placement.
  • Fabricated and placed temporary crowns.
  • Fabricated and seated temporary crowns.
  • Take x-rays and impression, fabrication of temporary crowns, pour dental impressions as well as sterilizing and disinfecting instruments.
  • Assisted the doctor in extractions, composite and amalgam restorations, crown prep, and fabricating temporary crowns.
  • Fabricated temporary crowns and removed any temp cement from the area where permanent crown was to be seated.
  • Perform in office bleaching, child and adult polishing, and the fabrication of temporary crowns and bridges.
  • Assisted in RCT, amalgam and composite restorations, extractions, impressions, fabricating temporary crowns
  • Fabricate temporary restorations, prepare treatment room, instruments, and set-up trays.
  • Experience in temporary crowns, full mouth x-rays, impressions and sealants.
  • Create mouth guards, orthodontic retainers, impression trays and temporary crowns.
  • Make temporary crowns, take impressions, and make bleach trays.
  • Placed and removed rubber dams, matrices, and temporary restorations.
  • Have made temporary crowns and would love to widen my experience.
  • Placed and contoured temporary restorations, and placed dental sealants.
  • Fabricate custom crown Trays and fabricate temporary crowns and bridges.
  • Fabricate custom temporary crowns, assist dentist with all procedures.

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16. Vital Signs

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Vital signs are a set of values indicating different body systems' performance. They are measurements of the body's most basic functions. The four major vital signs used in medicine to assess a patient are body temperature, pulse rate, respiration rate, and blood pressure.

Here's how Vital Signs is used in Registered Dental Assistant jobs:
  • Consulted patients regarding medical history and current vital signs.
  • Managed patient scheduling, billing, and insurance credentialing, Conducted Spur tests, Measured and monitored vital signs.
  • Seat and prepare patients for examination and take preliminary medical histories and vital signs for review by the dentist.
  • Record time patient was seated, vital signs, X-rays, consent forms, update Health History, Medications.
  • Record medical history and vital signs, take impressions in preparation for dental evaluation from dentist.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in recording patient medical histories and vital signs while assisting during I.V.
  • Chart patient vital signs and weight and entered procedure notes in patient charts.
  • Take and record medical and dental histories and vital signs of patient.
  • Translate for Spanish speaking patients and take vital signs.
  • Monitored intravenous fluids and vital signs during surgeries.
  • Obtain vital signs on patients when needed.
  • Take and monitor patient vital signs.
  • Recorded medical history and vital signs.
  • Tested and recorded vital signs.
  • Obtain and document vital signs.
  • Performed patient digital dental x-rays Prepared patients for consultation with Physicians, obtaining vital signs, and charting patients health information.
  • Prepare patients for surgical procedures taking pre-op vital signs, signing appropriate paperwork and applying monitors.
  • Consult patients pre op, take and record medical and dental histories and vital signs.
  • Take vital signs : weight, temperature,Blood pressure.
  • Performed oral exams, xrays and recorded vital signs.

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20 Most Common Skill For A Registered Dental Assistant

CPR14.8%
Dental Procedures11.1%
RDA10.7%
Patient Care6.4%
Oral Hygiene6.3%
Exam Rooms6.3%
Front Office4.3%
Customer Service4%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Registered Dental Assistant

RankascdescSkillascdescPercentage of ResumesPercentageascdesc
1
1
CPR
CPR
14.8%
14.8%
2
2
Dental Procedures
Dental Procedures
11.1%
11.1%
3
3
RDA
RDA
10.7%
10.7%
4
4
Patient Care
Patient Care
6.4%
6.4%
5
5
Oral Hygiene
Oral Hygiene
6.3%
6.3%
6
6
Exam Rooms
Exam Rooms
6.3%
6.3%
7
7
Front Office
Front Office
4.3%
4.3%
8
8
Customer Service
Customer Service
4%
4%
9
9
Endo
Endo
3.8%
3.8%
10
10
Chair Side
Chair Side
3%
3%
11
11
Osha
Osha
3%
3%
12
12
Medical Records
Medical Records
2.7%
2.7%
13
13
Scheduling Appointments
Scheduling Appointments
2.3%
2.3%
14
14
Treatment Plans
Treatment Plans
1.9%
1.9%
15
15
Temporary Restorations
Temporary Restorations
1.8%
1.8%
16
16
Vital Signs
Vital Signs
1.5%
1.5%
17
17
Hipaa
Hipaa
1.3%
1.3%
18
18
Preliminary Impressions
Preliminary Impressions
1.3%
1.3%
19
19
Orthodontics
Orthodontics
1.2%
1.2%
20
20
Infection Control
Infection Control
1.1%
1.1%
21
21
Dentistry
Dentistry
1%
1%
22
22
Digital X-Rays
Digital X-Rays
0.9%
0.9%
23
23
Hippa
Hippa
0.9%
0.9%
24
24
Instrument Trays
Instrument Trays
0.8%
0.8%
25
25
Scheduling Patients
Scheduling Patients
0.7%
0.7%
26
26
Blood Pressure
Blood Pressure
0.7%
0.7%
27
27
Lab Cases
Lab Cases
0.7%
0.7%
28
28
Insurance Companies
Insurance Companies
0.7%
0.7%
29
29
Treatment Information
Treatment Information
0.5%
0.5%
30
30
Study Casts
Study Casts
0.5%
0.5%
31
31
Study Models
Study Models
0.4%
0.4%
32
32
Nitrous Oxide
Nitrous Oxide
0.4%
0.4%
33
33
Instrument Sterilization
Instrument Sterilization
0.3%
0.3%
34
34
Patient Examinations
Patient Examinations
0.3%
0.3%
35
35
Eaglesoft
Eaglesoft
0.3%
0.3%
36
36
Coronal
Coronal
0.3%
0.3%
37
37
Postoperative Instructions
Postoperative Instructions
0.3%
0.3%
38
38
New Patients
New Patients
0.2%
0.2%
39
39
Surgical Procedures
Surgical Procedures
0.2%
0.2%
40
40
Dexis
Dexis
0.2%
0.2%
41
41
Office Supplies
Office Supplies
0.1%
0.1%
42
42
Msds
Msds
0.1%
0.1%
43
43
FMX
FMX
0.1%
0.1%
44
44
Removable Appliances
Removable Appliances
0.1%
0.1%
45
45
Cerec
Cerec
0.1%
0.1%
46
46
Invisalign
Invisalign
0.1%
0.1%
47
47
Fissure Sealants
Fissure Sealants
0.1%
0.1%
48
48
Plaque Control
Plaque Control
0.1%
0.1%
49
49
Night Guards
Night Guards
0%
0%

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